RN-BS Completion Program


The RN-BS Completion Program is for Associate Degree or diploma-prepared RNs who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

RN licensure is required prior to beginning the RN-BS program. Students in their last semester of nursing school may apply.


Accepting Applications

We are accepting applications for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 at this time! Contact us now for information and to reserve your seat.


New Online Program

A flexible and affordable online RN-BS Program started Fall 2020.

Acceptance for this online-only program occurs year-round. Secure your spot today, and apply to WSU now!

Hybrid courses are available to international students only.

This program is based out of the WSU-Rochester campus.


Program Features

Students must complete a course in statistics, RN-BS coursework, and meet additional requirements for graduation.

See our FAQs for more information.


Interested in starting the RN-BS program soon?

Connect with an advisor by emailing RN-BSCompletion@winona.edu, so we can get you admitted and registered for classes. Summer coursework may be required, and registration is now open.

Practice Experiences


RN-BS Completion students complete practice experiences at multiple community partners, including public health departments, schools and community agencies.

These practice experiences are arranged by WSU faculty.

Flexible Schedule


The program is designed to be flexible for working RNs, with part-time (1.5, 2, 3 or 4 year) or full-time (1 year) plans of study available.

Eligibility Requirements


  • Current Registered Nurse License
  • Cumulative college GPA of at least 2.75

Students in their last semester of nursing school may apply.

Minnesota State Nursing Articulation Agreement


The following terms and conditions of articulation among nursing programs are in effect at WSU:

  1. The candidate must have graduated from an Associate Degree program for registered nurses that is approved by a state board of nursing and based in a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. The candidate must have been awarded the Associate in Science (AS) Degree in Nursing with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a minimum grade of "C" in each nursing course.
  3. The candidate must have been graduated from a board-approved program in nursing and have a current unencumbered authorization to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  4. The Associate in Science (AS) Degree transfers to the baccalaureate institution as a package of nursing major and supporting courses.
  5. Articulation RNs should not be required to complete more total credits for the degree than the generic nursing baccalaureate students.